Dwight Eisenhower quotes talk about his presidency, war and a host of issues that America faced. He was a a five-star general during the second world war and served under President Harry Truman. During that war he was the commander of the allied forces who eventually got the victory.
Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States of America. He was an American army general and statesman and was a well know general before becoming the President. He was eventually replaced by John F Kennedy a very prominent figure in the 1960s before his assassination. Below are a number of his quotes.
“This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.”
“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history."
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.”
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”
“Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.”
“I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.”
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
“The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give it to them.”
“Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.”
“There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.”
“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”
“Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.”
“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it."
“Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.”
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
“I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?”
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.”
“Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
“This desk of mine is one at which a man may die, but from which he cannot resign.”
“I shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea.”
“I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.”
“I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.”
“If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.”
“When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept.”
“In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?”
“The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both.”
“The sergeant is the Army.”
“I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts.”
“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.”
“There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.”
“I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.”
“Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.”
"Well, when you come down to it, I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?”
“Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.”
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”
Dwight Eisenhower quotes speak of how we should learn from the past. He wanted to see a better America during his presidency and he suffered a heart attack while in office. He was also known for his relationship with Winston Churchill and the two had a long friendship. I hope his quotes have a way of inspiring others.